It’s 25% Off!

A friend of mine still hanging onto WoW for dear life wanted me to see this news:

Wow. Much Savings. Such Doge. Wow.

Wow. Much Savings. Such Doge. Wow.

In other words, character transfers are 25% off for a limited time. Not quite the 50% discount Blizzard was offering back in June of last year, but hey, why would they? They got back 600,000 subscriptions in Q3. Can’t possibly stymie that value-added cash flow equivalent to any number of quality Steam games/bundles/etc.

I kinda get the argument that the value is there for players still invested in playing WoW; even at $18.75 there are only a few Steam games that could stand up to ~100 hours of play that WoW could easily generate in a month. On the other hand, my subscription ended 5/10/13. I am nearly a year and a half removed. And even if I came back tomorrow, all my toons are still stuck on no-Pop Auchindoun-US whatever merged PvP server nonsense exists with just about everyone else I know having abandoned ship to a PvE server. So the costs for me to get back into the game is, minimum, $15 + $18.75 + the expansion. That is a rather serious goddamn commitment for something I don’t even know I will find fun anymore.

So, no thanks, Blizzard: it’s still a wee bit ridiculous. If I could transfer my entire character stable wholesale for that price, sure, maybe. I simply got too much gold, too many alts, and not enough fucks to give.

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Posted on October 23, 2014, in Miscellany, WoW and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Looking at the 6.0 combat log changes, “Server” is now 16 bits in your GUID….. sooner or later they’ll get rid of the thing for good. Multi-server guild membership is already there with connected realms and multi-server raid groups are already there, a serverless future is not far :)

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  2. Auchindoun got merged (some people call it connected) with Laughing Skull and Cho’gall.

    Realmpop shows it’s merged size as 100’000 player which isn’t dead at all.
    https://realmpop.com/us.html

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  3. I’ve been saying for years that if I could transfer my whole stable of characters or even a group of them from the wide variety of servers that I’ve followed friends to that I would come back. Wish Blizzard would get the hint one of these days. My biggest obstacle to coming back from time to time at this point is my own history and footprint in the game. Help me get past that, Blizzard!

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  4. If I could transfer my entire character stable wholesale for that price, sure, maybe.

    Yes, yes, this exactly. Why isn’t this a thing?

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  5. They really should consider giving a free month for players resubbing with an expansion purchase. It’d be a lot more tempting, at least.

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  6. “So the costs for me to get back into the game is, minimum, $15 + $18.75 + the expansion. That is a rather serious goddamn commitment for something I don’t even know I will find fun anymore.”

    You can subtract 18.75 and just use the insta 90 you get with the expansion on the server of your choice. One other thing to note is that it really doesn’t matter what server you are on anymore as you can group up for pretty much anything with any of your bnet friends. Still 49.99 + 15.00 is a lot of dough for something you may only want to nibble at.

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  7. Too bad it still doesn’t allow me to do the transfer I really want: getting my US chargers and their history to a European server, where I could reliably play with people when I’m not at home or in bed.

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